Wayne Modjeski Wins Sprint Car Special
By: Kevin Bargender
Unity, WI. June 23
Spring Lake Speedway (SLS) welcomed the MSA Winged Sprint Cars to the track on Friday June 23rd for a special event. The Sprint Cars had not raced in Unity since 2003.
The 14AJ of Wayne Modjeski won the A-main feature for the Sprint Cars. Andrew Westphal took an early lead over the field and seemed to be running away with the victory before the leaders started encountering lap traffic. As the leaders made their way through the lap cars, Modjeski started to close the gap between himself and Westphal, he dove to the inside of Westphal to take the lead. The 51S of Scotty Thiel made his way through the pack and passed by Westphal to take second. With only a few laps left, the 6 of Dick Kaiser, the 6K of Kurt Davis and the 2C of Chris Clayton were involved in a collision along the front stretch. Smoke could be seen billowing from Kaiser's car as he, Davis and Clayton ended their nights on a sour note. On the final restart, Modjeski pulled way from the pack for the victory. The top five starting with first were: Modjeski, Thiel, Westphal, Tim Haddy and Lance Fassbender. The Winged Sprints honored the fans of SLS with a four-wide salute before the feature got under way. Fans made noise to show their appreciation for the drivers as the Sprints made their way around the track before the green flag.